2016 Mitsubishi OutlanderChange Vehicle
Key Specs of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
Outlander base trim shown
- Good visibility
- Buttons, not touch-screen, for important controls
- Automatic air conditioning standard
- Strong warranty
- Interior still looks dated
- Some odd ergonomic features
- Seat-folding not as easy as competitors
- Lots of road noise
- Design, chassis updates for 2016
- Seven-seat midsize crossover SUV
- Four-cylinder or V-6
- Front- or all-wheel drive
- Forward collision mitigation available
Although the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is newly redesigned, it still feels behind the times. Still, it should attract buyers with its low price even though it doesn’t embrace the latest in technology and ergonomics.
Not to be confused with the smaller Outlander Sport, the Outlander is a midsize SUV that seats up to seven in three rows. It can be had with either a 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission or a 224-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic. The four-cylinder offers front- or all-wheel drive, while the V-6 comes only with all-wheel drive. We tested a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT S-AWC with the V-6 engine.
Changes for 2016 include new styling, suspension, power steering and sound insulation. For a rundown of other differences between the 2015 and 2016 models, click here.
Exterior & Styling
The Outlander has a new chrome-heavy front design. There’s a chrome grille and vertical chrome accents bordering a piano-black bumper treatment. New rear styling includes LED taillights that extend into the liftgate, plus a restyled bumper. Heated side mirrors and 18-inch alloy wheels are standard.
While Mitsubishi freshened up the Outlander’s design, it doesn’t break any ground. It still looks like an SUV, not a wagon pretending to be an SUV, but I had a hard time finding it when it was parked in a row of similar vehicles. Something about the changes to the front end makes it blend in even more, ... Read more
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